University of Iowa
S229 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
The University of Iowa (UI) REACH Program creates a living-learning campus experience where young adults with multiple learning and cognitive disabilities are empowered to become independent, engaged members of their community. Coursework, campus life, and career preparation assist students in reaching their full potential through a two-year, comprehensive certificate program. UI REACH strives to maintain contact with alumni to encourage them to become independent adults by utilizing the independent living and career-related skills they learned in the program.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||4-year college or university|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|Number of students:||58|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||rolling deadline - for Fall admission it is best to have materials in by December 31st|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||62%|
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||Yes|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
We offer a limited number of scholarships to needy students. In the last year we were able to offer up to $5000 per student dependent upon their level of need as evidenced in the FAFSA.
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students may take college courses for credit or audit for an additional fee.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Students take courses designed to help them with workplace readiness, social skills, and independent living skills.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25% of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||a Certificate from the College of Education at the University of Iowa|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||0%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||82%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
To earn a career focus area students complete a 60 hour internship and a career seminar in that career focus area.
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Students may participate in intermural activities and/or any of the over 500 student organizations on campus.